by dem sam, Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 10:41:07 AM EDT
This morning, Senator John McCain chose his Vice Presidential nomination. It was widely expected to be Tim Pawlenty or Mitt Romney, or possibly even fallen Democrat Joe Lieberman. When Senator McCain made his selection, the country stepped back, shook its head, and collectively went, "Whaaaa?"
After asking myself "What the fuck is a Sarah Palin?", Sarah Palin, at first appearance, seems to be the bizarro Liz Lemon. She is 44 which technically makes her a MILF... and her appeal ends there.
Palin has been governor of Alaska for less than two years. With a population of 660,000 people, being Governor of Alaska is comparable to being mayor of mayor of Columbus, Ohio (Columbus actually is more populous with a population of 712,000).
Before that, her experience is limited to being a councilperson and Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, population 9,000. (For reference I was a Senator for the De Anza College Associated Student Body Senate; De Anza College in Cupertino, California has 25,000 students who would have been my constituents.)
Sarah Palin is a heartbeat away from the presidency - a possibility given Senator McCain's advanced age and prior battles with cancer. She is SUPREMELY unqualified for the office of the Presidency of the United States; it is not simple enough to say that she is not experienced enough, but rather she lacks experience - period.
Republicans were likely to carry Alaska anyways - and maybe this will help embattled and indicted Senator Ted Stevens in his re-election bid if he avoids conviction. But aside from that, she brings nothing to the ticket except trouble.
Congratulations, Senator McCain - you seem to have tapped the single most unqualified governor or senator in the country for the simple reason that she has ovaries.
Oh man, he is gonna SO lose hard.